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Coventry City 2-2 Rochdale

Rochdale twice came from behind to deny Coventry victory at the Ricoh Arena.

On-loan debutant Dominic Samuel put the Sky Blues ahead when he fired in after Dale keeper Josh Lillis had kept out Kim O'Brien's attempt.

Callum Camps levelled soon after with a first-time shot from the edge of the box before debutant Sanmi Odelusi drove in to put the hosts back in front.

But substitute Calvin Andrew secured a point for Dale when he headed in midway through the second half.

Sky Blues manager Steven Pressley told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire:

"I was really pleased with the first-half performance. The second half they started to get control and it took us 15 to 20 minutes to get to grips with that.

"In the final 20 minutes you could see the desperation in both sides to win. We desperately want to win games of football and I am confident we can start winning again.

"In terms of excitement, it was far more like the Coventry City I've wanted to see, and there are lots of things to build on - a lot of good positives.

Rochdale manager Keith Hill told BBC Radio Manchester:

"It was an entertaining game and we did well. I'm not too disappointed because we might have lost that in the first 23 games of the season."

"We played really well second-half. We gifted the two goals to the opposition.

"We secure possession and we give the ball away, so we have to improve on that if we want to win these games. On another day we would have won it."

Line-ups

Coventry

  • 23Jones
  • 2Willis
  • 21Martin
  • 4Webster
  • 5JohnsonSubstituted forHaynesat 45'minutes
  • 11O'Brien
  • 27Finch
  • 7FleckBooked at 81mins
  • 17OdelusiSubstituted forJacksonat 75'minutes
  • 14Samuel
  • 19NoubleBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Burge
  • 6Thomas
  • 12Jackson
  • 16Barton
  • 20Tudgay
  • 26Haynes
  • 37Thomas

Rochdale

  • 1Lillis
  • 2RaffertySubstituted forNoble-Lazarusat 45'minutes
  • 5Eastham
  • 6Lancashire
  • 17Tanser
  • 3BennettSubstituted forAndrewat 27'minutesBooked at 62mins
  • 7VincentiBooked at 87mins
  • 12DawsonBooked at 73mins
  • 24Allen
  • 28CampsSubstituted forRoseat 82'minutes
  • 40HendersonBooked at 70mins

Substitutes

  • 9Andrew
  • 10Brandy
  • 11Noble-Lazarus
  • 21Musangu
  • 25Rose
  • 26Logan
  • 39Bunney
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
7,606

Match Stats

Home TeamCoventryAway TeamRochdale
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home10
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home13
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Coventry City 2, Rochdale 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Coventry City 2, Rochdale 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Jamie Allen (Rochdale).

  4. Post update

    Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

  6. Post update

    Jack Finch (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Booking

    Frank Nouble (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.

  8. Post update

    Jamie Allen (Rochdale) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Frank Nouble (Coventry City).

  10. Post update

    Foul by Reuben Noble-Lazarus (Rochdale).

  11. Post update

    John Fleck (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Post update

    Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jack Finch (Coventry City).

  14. Booking

    Peter Vincenti (Rochdale) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Peter Vincenti (Rochdale).

  16. Post update

    Jim O'Brien (Coventry City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Aaron Martin (Coventry City) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Coventry City. Conceded by Oliver Lancashire.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Rochdale. Michael Rose replaces Callum Camps.

  20. Booking

    John Fleck (Coventry City) is shown the yellow card.